Thursday, August 28, 2014

Outline of August 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
iTunes 11.3.1
iTunes 11.3.1 addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may stop updating with new episodes and resolves an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive while browsing your podcasts episodes in a list.

System Requirements
OS X version 10.6.8 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Radio requires OS X version 10.7 or later
iTunes Extras requires OS X version 10.9.3 or later
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.06
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:

       • Nikon COOLPIX P340
       • Nikon 1 V3
       • Olympus OM-D E-M10
       • Olympus STYLUS 1
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-7S
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-5000
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-6000
       • Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II
       • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 w/ iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5
OS X Mavericks 10.9 w/ iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5
Safari 6.1.6 & Safari 7.0.6
Improvements to Security
Available for: OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.4
Pages 5.2.2 & Pages 2.2.2 for iOS
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, iOS 7.0 or later.
Keynote 6.2.2 & Keynote 2.2.2 for iOS
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, iOS 7.0 or later
Numbers 3.2.2 & Numbers 2.2.2 for iOS
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, iOS 7.0 or later
iMovie 10.0.5
This update includes iCloud compatibility improvements for iMovie Theater.
Compatibility: OS X 10.9.2 or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
All Those Image Formats
Preview makes it easy to read Portable Document Files (PDFs) and open popular image files including 
JPEG, TIFF, and PNG.
Preview can open the following file types:
AI - Adobe Illustrator Artwork files
BMP – Windows Bitmap files
DNG – Digital Negative files
DAE - Collada 3D files
EPS – Encapsulated PostScript files (after an automatic conversion to PDF)
FAX – faxes
FPX – FlashPix files
GIF – Graphics Interchange Format files
HDR – High Dynamic Range Image files
ICNS – Apple Icon Image files
ICO – Windows icon files
JPEG 2000 – JPEG 2000 files
JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group files
OpenEXR – OpenEXR files
PS – Adobe PostScript files (after an automatic conversion to PDF)
PSD – Adobe Photoshop files
PICT – QuickDraw image files
PDF – Portable Document Format version 1.3 (1998) + some additional features
PNG – Portable Network Graphics files
PNTG – MacPaint Bitmap Graphic files
QTIF – QuickTime image files
RAD – Radiance Scene Description files
RAW – Raw image files
SGI – Silicon Graphics Image files
TGA – TARGA image files
TIF, TIFF – Tagged Image File Format files
XBM – X BitMap files
PPT – PowerPoint files
Beginning with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Preview restricts the Format option popup menu in the Save As dialog 
to commonly used types. It is possible to access the full format list by holding down the Option key when 
clicking the Format popup menu. (GIF, ICNS, JPEG, JPEG-2000, Microsoft BMP, Microsoft Icon, OpenEXR, 
PDF, Photoshop, PNG, SGI, TGA, TIFF)
JPEG
JPEG 2000
OpenEXR
PDF
PNG
TIFF
GIF
ICNS
BMP
ICO
PSD
SGI
TGA
RAW
GraphicConverter

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NCC-Mac August 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, August 28, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 

This month's topic is "All Those Image Formats."

Friday, August 1, 2014

Outline of July 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
iOS 7.1.2
This update contains bug fixes and security updates, including:

• Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
• Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
• Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

System Requirements
iPhone 4 or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th generation)
Security Update 2014-003 (Lion)
System Requirements
OS X 10.7.5
Security Update 2014-003 (Mountain Lion)
System Requirements
OS X 10.8.5
OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update
The OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 Update is recommended for all Mavericks users. It improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update:
Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networks
Improves the reliability of wake from sleep
Includes Safari 7.0.5

System Requirements
OS X 10.9
iMovie 10.0.4
Improves stability and resolves issues that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly.

OS X 10.9.2 or later
iTunes 11.3
iTunes 11.3 includes all-new iTunes Extras for HD movies. iTunes Extras can include behind-the-scenes videos, short films, high-resolution image galleries, director's commentary, scenes, and more. These immersive iTunes Extras can also be enjoyed on Apple TV with Software Update 6.2 now, and will be available on iOS 8 this fall.

New iTunes Extras will be automatically added to your previously purchased HD movies as they become available—at no additional charge.

System Requirements
OS X version 10.6.8 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Radio requires OS X version 10.7 or later
iTunes Extras requires OS X version 10.9.3 or later
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.9 2.9.1
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2011) models. This update addresses an issue where systems may take longer to wake from sleep than expected and fixes a rare issue that may cause fans to run at full speed after waking from sleep.

System Requirements
OS X 10.9.2 and later
MBA41.0077.B11
Epson Printer Drivers v2.17 for OS X
This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.

System Requirements
OS X Mavericks 10.9 and later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and later
OS X Lion 10.7 and later
Mac OS X 10.6
The next meeting will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
MacMost.com

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, July 27, 2014

NCC-Mac July 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, July 31, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 

This month's topic is “A good site for Mac application tips and tricks.”

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Outline of June 2014 NCC-Mac meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Java for OS X 2014-001
Java for OS X 2014-001 includes installation improvements, and supersedes all previous versions of Java for OS X. This package installs the same version of Java 6 included in Java for OS X 2013-005.

System Requirements
OS X Lion v10.7 or later
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8 or later
OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later
MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update v2.0
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (Mid 2013) models.  
This update addresses an issue which may cause the battery to drain faster than expected when the lid is closed.

System Requirements
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 & later
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 & later
MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.8
This update is recommended for MacBook Air (mid 2013 and early 2014) models.
This update improves reliability when waking from sleep and when booting while certain USB and Thunderbolt devices are connected.
This update also addresses a rare memory issue that may cause the system to randomly reboot, and an issue where the system may not properly sleep the built-in display when an external display is connected while running Windows using Boot Camp.

System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 & later
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 & later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014

NOTE: since some attendees were unable to stay for the whole meeting, here is a link to the slideshow.


Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, June 22, 2014

NCC-Mac June 2014 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, June 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. 

This month's topic is “A few highlights of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014.”

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Outline of May 2014 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements. If you're a former Verizon email user, please give us your new address.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Canon Printer Drivers v3.0 for OS X
System Requirements
OS X Lion or later
OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update
This update: Improves 4K display support on Mac Pro (Late 2013) and MacBook Pro with 15-inch Retina Display (Late 2013)
Adds the ability to sync contacts and calendars between a Mac and iOS device using a USB connection
Improves the reliability of VPN connections using IPsec Includes Safari 7.0.3
iTunes 11.2 11.2.1 11.2.2
This update includes the following improvements:
Improved Podcast Browsing
Quickly find episodes you haven’t listened to in the new Unplayed tab
Browse episodes that are available to download or stream in the Feed tab
Save your favorite episodes to keep them on your computer
Episodes can now be automatically deleted after you play them
This update also resolves an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when updating Genius and improves overall performance and stability.
Podcasts for iOS 2.1 or later is recommended when syncing podcast episodes.

The 11.2.2 update fixes a problem where certain podcast episodes may download unexpectedly after upgrading and includes several stability improvements.

System Requirements
Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
32-bit editions of Windows Vista or 32-bit editions of Windows 7, and Windows 8
Safari 7.0.4
Addresses a significant memory corruption issue in the WebKit engine powering Apple's browser.
Addresses an issue with handling of unicode characters that could be exploited.

REQUIREMENTS
Intel, OS X 10.9.3 or later
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.05
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following camera to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D / Kiss X70
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II
Nikon D4S
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

System Requirements
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 w/ iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5
OS X Mavericks 10.9 w/ iPhoto 9.4.3 or Aperture 3.4.5
The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
The Heartbleed Bug
Remedy
Use this tool to check the status of other websites
1Password 4.4
Enable 1Password Watchtower
Show SECURITY AUDIT
iPassword or iCloud Keychain can speed up the password changing process

Q&A, General Discussion